Top 10 Rock and Metal Bands that Aren't as Overrated as Some People Think

These are bands people call overrated when they really aren't

The Top Ten

1 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

Pantera was never overrated nor Underrated they deserved the attention - christangrant

2 Slayer Slayer more.

Again just like.Pantera they deserves the attention they got - christangrant

3 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

Deserves the praise they get - christangrant

4 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

Not overrated at all - christangrant

5 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.

Motorhead was never overrated nor Underrated - christangrant

6 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

Deserves the praise they got - christangrant

7 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.

This band is really overrated. The only good albums this band made were the first two. - Rambles

Not overrated at all - christangrant

8 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

If anything they are underrated because they have some really good songs and they get the stupidest hate I have seen for a band - christangrant

I disagree- boring, generic, and annoying - SoldierOfFortune

9 Creed Creed Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Creed wasn't really overrated if you look at the hate they get - christangrant

10 Theory Of A Deadman Theory Of A Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a rock band from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records.

Again just like Nickelback they are underrated if anything - christangrant

The Contenders

11 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.
12 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

Who didn't even love Blink-182, anyway? - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

Who didn't even love Blink-182, anyway? - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

13 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
14 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
15 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Too bad Kurt Cobain died. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

16 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

@DejanKalinic - Blind Guardian on that list shouldn't be taken seriously because it's a troll item and I know who added them and why.
The guy who added Blind Guardian is a 70 years old visitor and metal hater who is known on this site as "the troll". He knows nothing about metal but he added them just because some metal fans on this site like them.
A metal fan who knows what has been going on in the genre would never add them to that list because most of the metalheads would tell you that Blind Guardian are one of the most UNDERrated bands. - Metal_Treasure

When I saw them at the "Most Overrated Metal Bands" list,I simply couldn't believe.This band can kill Metallica,Slayer,Pantera and other loads of overrated bands witout a sweat! Don't believe me? Listen to albums like "Somewhere Far Beyond","At The Edge of Time","Nightfall In Middle Earth","Tales From The Twilight World","Follow the Blind" and "A Night At The Opera".Best songs:"Nightfall","Time What is Time","Somewhere Far Beyond","Valhalla","Banish From Sanctuary","Traveler in Time","Noldor","Battlefield","Wheel of Time","Sacred Worlds" and of course,"And Then There Was Silence" - DejanKalinic

17 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
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